Doomsday Wonderland - Chapter 17
Chapter 17: Hot on the Heels
Translator: Pluto Editor: Tehrn
Just as if someone had added water to her memories and made some porridge with them, her
memories were like a cloudy broth. She could only remember herself lying asleep in her own
bed as it gradually became warmer and warmer. She became more and more thirsty... Suddenly,
she felt a gentle concern from the man beside her. She grabbed his hand and whispered, ’’I'm
’’Just about then, you unconsciously activated your ability, in that daze you unwittingly
absorbed your husband. When you became clear-headed, obviously only his pajamas was left
behind...’’ Lin Sanjiu's cold voice reverberated in the dark room.
Toward the woman who was now sitting on the floor, Lin Sanjiu dreaded and feared her ability.
[How powerful is her ability? In that short time that she was in a daze, she actually managed to
absorb an entire full-grown man? She did not even leave a strand of hair!]
Kong Yun stared blankly into the air, she had a weird expression, she looked as though she was
about to cry or laugh. Just as her expression turned malevolent as she managed a ’’Ha.’’ but her
tears fell anyway, ’’Nonsense! What do you know! You only said that because you don't want me
to absorb you! So you're spouting nonsense!’’
’’Really? Then, let me ask you a question. When you woke up, did you still feel thirsty?’’ Lin
Sanjiu challenged softly.
This sentence was the last straw which broke the camel's back. It totally devastated Kong Yun.
Suddenly, Kong Yun let out a shrill cry. The others were so shocked that they could not help
retreating backward. Thereafter, she buried her face in her arms and curled up on the ground.
She rocked her body gently as if she was comforting herself as she started crying loudly.
’’I... I don't know!’’ Kong Yun screamed and cried at the same time. Her face was covered in
tears, and her words were muffled and unclear. ’’Everyone said that I was too good for him. But
in fact, he was too good for me... too good! He was such a nice person... such a nice...’’ Her cries
sounded like fabric being torn, it was filled with deep wrath and pain, so much so that one could
not help feeling fearful and uneasy when they heard it.
’’Why are you still just standing there?’’
Suddenly, she felt her arm being pulled. She turned her head to find that it was Marcie. Marcie
whispered, ’’Let's take this chance to get away! Do you want to wait for her to regain her
composure and absorb you?’’
Lin Sanjiu only regain her senses then. It turned out that Luther, with a tensed look on his face,
had pressed his body against the soft and already crept step by step out of the living room.
When he saw that the two of them were still standing at the same stop, he was seriously mad at
them, he hurried mouthed, ’’Are you two stupid?’’
The two of them hastened their steps and slipped past Kong Yun. The latter seemed to have
forgotten where she was, while she wailed heedless to the things around her, her ten fingers
dug deep into the sofa. She made several deep holes in the sofa's soft material and was
absolutely ignorant to the movements of the people near her.
Just like that, under the sound of her anguished cries, the few of them escaped quietly and
sprinted downstairs. After heart-stoppingly nervous situation, their trip back to the
supermarket was a contrastingly less eventual journey. They jogged all the way back to the road
in front of the shopping mall. They swiftly moved through the queue of cars, walking speedily
between the cars.
The scurry of footsteps woke up the dying people who were in their cars. When their group
walked past the cars, quite a few people in the cars managed to sit up, pounding powerlessly on
their car windows in despair. Even though they were alive, their expressions were not different
from the dead, without a single spark of life.
Lin Sanjiu looked at them with sympathy. Within the ten over arms behind those car windows,
she wondered how many of them could survive until they successfully evolved...
’’Wait!’’ Luther who had been leading them suddenly stopped. He turned to instruct Marcie,
’’Keep a lookout on the road, make sure that Kong Yun is not following us. Xiao Jiu, hand me
With a white flash, Lin Sanjiu handed him her chef's knife and asked puzzledly, ’’What's
Luther tilted his head to the white Volkswagen Bora, his face stiffened, ’’Look at that, that
person is going to change into a duoluozhong soon.’’
Following where Luther gestured to, Lin Sanjiu felt a layer of goosebumps rising. A dark brown
face was pressing tightly against the windscreen of the Volkswagen Bora; it was impossible to
tell its gender. Most of its moisture had already evaporated, leaving only a layer of wrinkly skin
which piled at the two sides of its cheek. Its mouth area was protruding out as if a mouthpart
would burst through its skin any moment. One of its eyelids had already fallen off, and the
other eyelid swayed as it hanged down precariously over one of its eyeballs
The pair of white eyeballs were staring motionlessly at the three of them.
Holding his breath, Luther cautiously walked toward the side of the car. The eyeballs within the
car also swirled to look at his side.
’’Crash!’’ with a shattering sound, the car window by the driver's seat was smashed in.
Following shortly, even before the person in the car could react, Luther struck and thrust the
knife into the brain of that half-man half-duoluozhong. The process was as quick as lightning,
and before Lin Sanjiu even had the time to respond, she heard a rasping, guttural sound and the
body in the car slipped back wearily into the seat.
After he casually cleaned the knife on the shirt of the corpse, he walked back and returned Lin
Sanjiu her knife. Seeing her frowning conflicted face, Luther could only sigh, ’’I know that it is
uncomfortable for you but we can't just leave it like that, right?’’
Lin Sanjiu nodded her head and kept the knife.
Even though that person still had the visage of a human figure, it was obvious that the person
could not be saved. Apparently, she had better try to get used to such a scene in the future.
While Lin Sanjiu continued forward with her wide strides again, she tried to stomach the waves
of disgust that she felt it was quite different from killing in self-defense after all.
did not know if Kong Yun was too overwhelmed by grief, but she appeared not to chase
after them. The three of them ran into the supermarket, shocked but unharmed, and they
quickly pulled down the metal shutter. Only after they locked the shutter from inside, did Lin
Sanjiu slid to the ground leaning on the shutter, exhaling a deep breath.
Marcie grabbed a few bottles of water and handed out a bottle to each of them. She took out the
Ability Polishing Agent that she did manage to retrieve previously and placed it on one of the
shelves beside them, using it for lighting. Who would have known? It was much stronger than
the candles. A corner of the supermarket was lit up as if there was a fluorescent light there.
After resting for few minutes, Lin Sanjiu's mind could not help drifting back to the piece of
paper. ’’So, the item that we found just now...’’ As she said this, she pulled out the piece of paper.
Suddenly, the two remaining people also focused their concentration on that piece of paper.
The handwriting on the paper could clearly be seen under the silver light. As what she saw was
too mind-blowing, Lin Sanjiu inadvertently crushed the sides of the paper.
Place of issue: Black Death City
Valid Destination: Hyperthermal Hell
Valid From: Six months prior to the descent of Hyperthermal Hell
This visa was issued by the Consular Officer of Black Death City.
Despite looking at it once before, Lin Sanjiu was still dumbfounded. She passed the visa over to
Luther and Marcie. Both of them were also filled with perplexity.
’’I don't understand... when we came here, we did not have any visa, but we could enter this
place anyway?’’ Luther muttered several times repetitively. He flipped over the visa multiple
times, examining it.
’’If we think it through carefully, your situation was different from his.’’ Lin Sanjiu paused,
seemingly to think. ’’You had to wait for a full fourteen months before you could enter another
mutated dimension, but when Ren Nan came here to my world, it was still normal its
mutation had not even started...’’
[Apparently, a visa could not only assign a destination, but it could also allow a person to travel
to a dimension before it mutates?]
Marcie pointed at the line ’’Journey Performed’’ at the back of the visa. She explained softly,
’’Ren Nan definitely came here with this visa.’’
’’Both of you have never heard anything about such a thing like this visa? ’’ Lin Sanjiu pressed
on with her questions unrelentingly even though it seemed hopeless.
Both of them shook their heads as expected. Luther laid the visa on the ground, staring at it,
saying bitterly, ’’If we knew there was such a thing, we wouldn't have to wake up to an
exploding bomb the previous time.’’
[That made sense.] Lin Sanjiu lowered her head, her heart was filled with an incomprehensible
’’If we first ignore how that man with the surname Ren got the visa, just imagine the
advantages of entering a dimension six months before!’’ Luther clicked his tongue, speaking to
Lin Sanjiu, ’’You can start making all sorts of preparation when it is still peaceful. Be it supplies,
or body training... Your chance of survival will far succeed the original inhabitants of that
’’But I think that this sort of visa is much more useful for Ren Nan... No matter how well we
prepare, we cannot guarantee that everything will work out. However, with his ability, he could
gain a lot more potential growth value in the six months.’’ As she thought about the past
disorienting half a year, a cold self-deprecating smile appeared on Lin Sanjiu's face.
Luther sighed and patted Lin Sanjiu's shoulder to show his comfort in a seemingly matured
’’I wonder how he got the visa. Even if we wanted to find out, there is no one we can ask.’’ Marcie
was still fiddling with the paper obstinately.
’’He doesn't have many items, so I don't think he had been to many places...’’ Luther's eyes
suddenly brightened, and he said, smiling, ’’If we can find the Consular Officer of Hyperthermal
Hell, maybe we can survive together, we don't have split up when we get transported to another
Struggling through the infinite number of apocalyptic world, everyone comes and goes like
drifting duckweed on water. This is indeed a troubling matter. It was a rare opportunity to meet
someone that one can share a good rapport with, if they can become companions, it can't get
The problem they had was finding the Consular Officer. All three of them had this same
thought. Lin Sanjiu was just about to speak when they heard a neither light nor heavy knock on
’’You all must be inside, right? Why don't you open the door?’’ Kong Yun still had that nasally
hoarse voice that one has after bawling, but her tone was a lot calmer.